Hugh Daschbach

NOLABound Project Offers Lessons in Turning “Brain Drain” to “Brain Gain”


Story and photos by Hugh Daschbach

Earlier this month, I checked in with The Rivard Report before participating in the first annual NOLAbound project in New Orleans, LA.  I joined 26 professionals from four business sectors – sustainable industries, biosciences, digital media, and arts-based businesses – for five days of behind-the-scenes access to the city’s civic, business, and community leaders.  In return, my fellow participants and I were asked to help New Orleans brainstorm about what the city can do to create a more attractive environment for businesses and entrepreneurs.  We were urged to share those perspectives with friends and colleagues through our social media and peer networks.  I left San Antonio curious to discover what the new New Orleans had to offer, and excited to learn valuable lessons to apply in the Alamo City when I returned home.